Lucy’s Legacy Lives On

It’s time to celebrate Lucy!

The National Comedy Center opens tomorrow (August 1) in Lucille Ball’s hometown of Jamestown, New York.

The new museum has scheduled five days of special events, including Friday’s “In Conversation with Fran Drescher.” That appearance will be “presented” by Cozi TV, which airs Drescher’s 1993-1999 CBS sitcom The Nanny at 10 am and midnight ET weekdays, and at 1 pm Sundays.

Not this Sunday, though. At 1 pm, Cozi will honor the National Comedy Center by showing eight episodes of Ball’s 1968-1974 CBS sitcom Here’s Lucy, followed at 5 pm by eight episodes of The Nanny.

To mark the occasion, here’s a rarely seen classic scene from The Nanny:

Fo a much larger marathon of Lucy episodes, tune in exactly a day earlier, at 1 pm Saturday, when Decades starts airing 84 episodes of the 1962-1968 CBS sitcom The Lucy Show. This 42-hour “Decades Binge” will run until 7 am Monday morning.

Here’s episode one to get you going early:

But wait just a second!

The National Comedy Center would not exist at all but for the seminal 1951-1957 CBS sitcom I Love Lucy!

Alas, you won’t be able to see I Love Lucy over the air this weekend, but you can catch Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel tomorrow and every weekday at 9 am on Decades.

Both Cozi TV and Decades can be seen free via an antenna hooked up to your TV set. For local channel numbers, visit “Get Cozi TV” and Decades’ “Where to Watch.”


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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